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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library in Tansley Woods. (It’s in a special room in the library. There’ll be a sign.)
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Burlington Slam Project feat Dominic Berry
Happy New Year one and all! The Burlington Slam Project is proud to kick off 2016 with an exciting open mic and slam and we want you there to be part of it! We’re gonna get this year started right with an awesome feature currently touring from the UK, Dominic Berry!
From the UK to Canada with poems about love, loss, and being rubbish at video games; Dominic Berry is an internationally award winning performance poet. His awards include winning New York’s infamous Nuyorican Poetry Cafe Slam, winning Manchester Literature Festival’s Superheroes of Slam and, as of January 2016, five Arts Council England Grants for the Arts awards to tour his theatrical verse across the UK. Dominic has performed his poetry on BBC’s Greg and Celia’s Festivals Highlights (a showcase of the best of 2014′s Edinburgh Fringe), Channel 4′s My Daughter The Teenage Nudist and Channel 4 News. In his children’s poet ‘Dommy B’ persona he has performed on CBeebies’ Rhyme Rocket. Dominic’s play about the modern mental health system Wizard (2012, funded by Oxford University, Arts on Prescription, Contact and GftA) toured the UK under the direction of PenUltimate’s Martin ‘Visceral’ Stannage. Dominic examines failure, escapism, and how extremely hot Blanka from Street Fighter 2 is, through poetry, comedy and music.
Bring a fiver and a friend, join the show, volunteer, or do whatever! Just bring that energy and find out how we’ve managed to keep a poetry slam running in suburbia for all these years!
Hope to see y’all out!